Kioku is an italian fashion design project

Born in 2018 from the artistic sensibility and unconventional research of Alessandro Cidda.
Kioku reflects and embraces the personality of those who choose new anchallenging paths.

"The essentiality of proportions, the purity of colors and exclusive geometries, the use of precious fabrics, and strictly Italian craftsmanship are at the heart of the Kioku style. It is a project that presents itself with its kaleidoscopic patterns printed on scarves and garments with a soft, floating line. Kioku is a sartorial poem, a true Italian luxury, that introduces a new concept of beauty, modern and timeless".

Each Kioku design and geometry is born from a detail, from an emotion, captured in a photograph taken by Alessandro Cidda worldwide. Kioku is the Japanese word for memory.

Big Croc

In the Northern Territories, the Australian crocodile reaches up to 6 meters. Sly moves sluggishly in river waters and is often found dozing on the edges in the shade of vegetation. Reflected light in half-light transforms the scales in a kaleidoscopic play of colors from green to blue.
Big Croc brings out the blue tones.

Optical Zebra

Ngorongoro Giant Crater in Tanzania is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is an arena where many animals live close together. The elegant zebra is one of them. The zebra's coat is like our fingerprint, different for each animal. With its splendid play of colors and marks, a zebra's coat has been transformed into a wearable picture.

Red Stones

At 3000km long, the Stuart Highway cuts Australia in half, though part of the charm of traveling along it lies in the little breaks you take to stretch your legs in the most remote of its rest areas. In one of these, Banka Banka Station, you
are struck by the intense red of the gravel around you, an exciting preview of the Red Centre that awaits you farther along the road. Red Stones is the literal representation of this striking image.

Secret Garden

Near the famous Sensō-ji temple in the Asakusa area of Tokyo, lies a hidden Garden Temple, a rare relic of the Edo period. A secret garden made all the more comely by a circular pond whose surface reflects the lush and thriving plant life that surrounds it. Secret Garden is a study of the green geometrical shapes that one can glimpse on the surface of the water.

Green Heights

As you move through the thousands of centuries-old sequoias in the Sequoia National Park in California, you feel teeny tiny, as if in a fairytale. A green and dizzying labyrinth made for wandering through with your eyes gazing upwards, lost in the ever-changing lights and leaves with their endless reflections. The ones are woven into Green Heights.

Morning Dome

Half Dome rises majestically in the heart of Yosemite Park, California, surveying the forest below from its impressive height of 2700 meters. The most famous granite stone in the park, its walls change color throughout the day, reflecting the most minute shifts in the light. Morning Dome is the cold, metallic reflection of the rock at dawn.

Desert Sweets

Cowboys called them Indians and chased them under the red sandstone towers that dominate Monument Valley. Remarkable examples of rock art were left here by the Navajo natives who came from Canada to this plateau between Nevada and Utah. Their art is hidden in this pattern.

El Cap

The ‘wow’ effect is inescapable when driving along the road that leads to the heart of Yosemite National Park, and you are finally faced with El Capitan. Nestled amidst ancient sequoias, this imposing monolith of unyielding stone echoes with ancestral memories, captured in detail on its north wall.

The Huntress

Around Lake Ndutu, in the south of the Serengeti in Tanzania, December starts when the wildebeest and the zebras gather in preparation for the largest-scale migration
of mammals on the entire planet. A young female cheetah and her four cubs patiently await her moment to strike, camouflaged in the labyrinth of colors surrounding her.
In The Huntress, her spotted coat re-emerges through the
kaleidoscopic lens of the imagination.

Dry Leaves

Between the herons, eagles, falcons and crocodiles all mirrored on the water’s surface, a carpet of dry leaves colors the lively banks of the South Alligator River in the middle of the Kakadu National Park, a preserve of true wilderness in northern Australia. Iridescent colors and shades spring to life in Dry Leaves.

The Temple

Considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Kiyomizu-Dera is a Buddhist temple to the east of Kyoto. It is one of the Historical Monuments of the ancient capital of Japan. The main entrance door to the temple of the three-story pagoda, “Sanjuno-to,” is hidden in this mandala in a multiplied form.

Paleo Rock

Deep within Litchfield National Park, near Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory, lies a surreal and hard-to-reach spot where a long succession of rocky outcrops are redolent of the remains of an ancient civilization: the Lost City. Paleo Rock allows it to live again in all its deep, age-old colors.

Golden Dome

The late afternoon colors give an unexpected warmth to
this famous and majestic granite that rises above the forests of Yosemite Park, the first national park established in the United States in 1890, now a UNESCO
World Heritage Site. It is called Half Dome and towers over the entire park at 2,700 meters high. In Golden Dome, its shades transform into an elegant nuance of warm, golden tones.

Bamboo Forest

Arashiyama, to the west of Kyoto, is home to one of Japan’s most famous bamboo forests. The bamboo, which towers above you at between 5 and 20 metres high, creates an enveloping atmosphere that involves all the senses, leaving memories sure to stay with you forever. Memories engraved by the light of a dreary day are reflected in the folds of this composition.

Zeta Point

It looks like the moon, but it's California, Zabriskie Point. Perhaps the most famous collection of gullies globally, millions of years old. The best vantage point to spend a stifling August morning appreciating how the desert sun dances off the rock, creating endless color variations.